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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923357/patient-preferences-for-palliative-treatment-of-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-gastric-cancer-and-adenocarcinoma-of-the-gastroesophageal-junction-a-choice-based-conjoint-analysis-study-from-germany
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R Hofheinz, J Clouth, J Borchardt-Wagner, U Wagner, E Weidling, M H Jen, P Brück
BACKGROUND: Decisions on palliative chemotherapy (CT) for locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer (mGC) require trade-offs between potential benefits and risks for patients. Healthcare providers and payers agree that patient-preferences should be considered. We conducted a choice-based conjoint (CBC) analysis study in pre-treated patients from Germany with mGC or locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction (mGEJ-Ca), to evaluate their preferences when hypothetically selecting a CT regimen...
December 6, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917091/vaccinating-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Jason Reich, Sharmeel Wasan, Francis A Farraye
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are not vaccinated at the same rate as general medical patients. IBD places patients at increased risk for developing vaccine-preventable illnesses, and this risk is further exacerbated by immunosuppressive therapy. Therefore, gastroenterologists should familiarize themselves with health maintenance measures pertaining to patients with IBD. This article highlights the vaccinations required for patients with IBD, especially those who are immunosuppressed: influenza; pneumococcal pneumonia; hepatitis A and B viruses; human papilloma virus; meningococcal disease; tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; measles, mumps, and rubella; varicella zoster; and herpes zoster...
September 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917076/the-cost-effectiveness-of-vedolizumab-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-review-of-the-current-literature
#3
Yecheskel Schneider, Monica Saumoy, Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, Adam F Steinlauf, Ellen J Scherl
The United States spends a greater share per gross domestic product on health care than any other developed country in the world. Cost-conscious, high-value care has an important role in the practice of medicine. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects 1.6 million people in the United States and is responsible for significant health care costs, with estimates as high as $31.6 billion annually, a large portion of which is attributable to the use of biologic therapies. As the number of therapeutic targets for IBD expands, gastroenterologists can anticipate the arrival of novel therapeutic agents on the market, and these may carry significant costs...
October 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910115/an-expert-consensus-definition-of-failure-of-a-treatment-to-provide-adequate-relief-f-par-for-chronic-constipation-an-international-delphi-survey
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J Tack, H Boardman, P Layer, I Schiefke, D Jayne, C Scarpignato, M Fox, T Frieling, P Ducrotte, S Hamdy, K Gill, C Ciriza de Los Rios, R Felt-Bersma, D De Looze, V Stanghellini, A Mohr Drewes, M Simrén, C Pehl, T Hoheisel, A Leodolter, E Rey, J Dalrymple, A Emmanuel
BACKGROUND: As treatments for constipation become increasingly available, it is important to know when to progress along the treatment algorithm if the patient is not better. AIM: To establish the definition of failure of a treatment to provide adequate relief (F-PAR) to support this management and referral process in patients with chronic constipation. METHODS: We conducted an international Delphi Survey among gastroenterologists and general practitioners with a special interest in chronic constipation...
December 1, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906800/lactobacillus-reuteri-dsm-17938-in-the-treatment-of-functional-abdominal-pain-in-children-rct-study
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Oleg Jadrešin, Iva Hojsak, Zrinjka Mišak, Alemka Jaklin Kekez, Tena Trbojević, Lana Ivković, Sanja Kolaček
OBJECTIVES: Beneficial therapeutic effect of probiotics has been reported in children with the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but not consistently in other functional abdominal pain-related disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Lactobacillus (L.) reuteri DSM 17938 in the treatment of functional abdominal pain (FAP) and IBS in children. METHODS: Children (age 4-18 years) referred to pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Hospital Zagreb from May 2012 to December 2014, diagnosed as FAP or IBS, were randomized to receive L...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904244/management-of-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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Jonathan M Lorenz
The diagnosis of malignant biliary obstruction combines the use of clinical evaluation, diagnostic imaging, tissue sampling, and minimally invasive options with the initial goal of identifying candidates for curative resection. The most common causes of obstruction are pancreatic adenocarcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma, and most cases are too advanced for surgical options. Interventional radiologists and gastroenterologists offer palliative options for biliary drainage such as plastic stents and catheters, bare metal stents, and covered stents...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899522/care-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-in-remission
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REVIEW
Charumathi Raghu Subramanian, George Triadafilopoulos
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises two distinct conditions: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, both of which are chronic, relapsing disorders carrying significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. With growing attention to coordinated healthcare for patients with chronic systemic diseases, this review focuses on the care of IBD patients in remission, their concerns, quality of life, follow-up, the role of primary care physicians and the IBD-specific aspects of long-term care. We did an extensive PubMed search for articles pertaining to IBD patients in remission and, along with the authors' experience, formulated a comprehensive review...
November 2016: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898548/two-cardiac-arrests-because-of-venous-air-embolism-during-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Joseph M Sisk, Monica D Choi, Andrew B Casabianca, Ali M Hassan
Venous air embolism is a rare but potentially catastrophic complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. We report 2 cases of venous air embolism and subsequent cardiac arrests. During resuscitation efforts, a transesophageal echocardiogram was placed, which demonstrated significant air in the right heart. Although gastroenterologists seem to be more aware of this complication, it is underreported in the anesthesiology literature. As anesthesiologists continue to expand coverage to endoscopy suites, anesthesia providers must be aware of predisposing factors and maintain a high index of suspicion to recognize and treat in a timely manner to prevent serious adverse outcomes...
November 28, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896868/crohn-s-disease-should-be-considered-in-children-with-inflammatory-oral-lesions
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REVIEW
Anna Skrzat, Dorota Olczak-Kowalczyk, Anna Turska- Szybka
: This systematic review presents the oral manifestations of paediatric Crohn's disease. Our review of 28 papers published from 2000 to 2015 showed that the prevalence of oral manifestations was 10 to 80%. Specific symptoms included mucosal tags, swelling of the lips, cheeks and gingiva and cobblestoning mucosa. Non-specific symptoms included aphthous-like ulcers, angular cheilitis, lip fissuring and gingivitis. CONCLUSION: The oral manifestations of Crohn's disease might precede intestinal inflammation or coincide with it...
November 29, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891434/abdominal-epilepsy-in-an-adult-a-diagnosis-often-missed
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Devavrat G Harshe, Sneha D Harshe, Gurudas R Harshe, Gayatri G Harshe
Abdominal Epilepsy (AE) is a variant of temporal lobe epilepsy and is commonly seen in pediatric age group. There are however, multiple reports of abdominal epilepsy in adolescents and even in adults. Chronic and recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms with one or more neuropsychiatric manifestations are often the presenting picture for a patient with AE. Such patients therefore, are more likely to consult a general practioner, a physician, a surgeon or a gastroenterologist than consulting a psychiatrist or a neurologist...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888863/helicobacter-pylori-related-diseases
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Javier P Gisbert
This article describes the main conclusions drawn from the presentations on Helicobacter pylori infection in Digestive Diseases Week, 2016. Despite the undeniable widespread reduction in the prevalence of this infection, infection rates continue to be high in developing countries. The prevalence of clarithromycin, metronidazole and quinolone resistance is markedly high in most countries and continues to rise. The management of H. pylori infection in patients with peptic ulcers still leaves much to be desired...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887968/enteral-access-procedures-an-18-year-analysis-of-changing-patterns-of-utilization-in-the-medicare-population
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Wenshuai Wan, C Matthew Hawkins, Jennifer Hemingway, Danny Hughes, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: To evaluate national trends in enteral access and maintenance procedures for Medicare beneficiaries with regard to utilization rates, specialty group roles, and sites of service. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using Medicare Physician Supplier Procedure Summary Master Files for the period 1994-2012, claims for gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy access and maintenance procedures were identified. Longitudinal utilization rates were calculated using annual enrollment data...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887897/nomenclature-and-diagnosis-of-gluten-related-disorders-a-position-statement-by-the-italian-association-of-hospital-gastroenterologists-and-endoscopists-aigo
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REVIEW
Luca Elli, Danilo Villalta, Leda Roncoroni, Donatella Barisani, Stefano Ferrero, Nicoletta Pellegrini, Maria Teresa Bardella, Flavio Valiante, Carolina Tomba, Antonio Carroccio, Massimo Bellini, Marco Soncini, Renato Cannizzaro, Gioacchino Leandro
BACKGROUND: "Gluten-related disorders" is a term that encompasses different diseases induced by the ingestion of gluten-containing food. Because of their incidence the scientific community has been intensively studying them. AIM: To support gastroenterologists with a correct nomenclature and diagnostic approach to gluten-related disorders in adulthood. METHODS: The Italian Association of Hospital Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists (AIGO) commissioned a panel of experts to prepare a position statement clarifying the nomenclature and diagnosis of gluten-related disorders, focusing on those of gastroenterological interest...
November 4, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885553/biosimilars-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-inflammatory-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-published-evidence
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REVIEW
Ira Jacobs, Danielle Petersel, Leah Isakov, Sadiq Lula, K Lea Sewell
BACKGROUND: Clinicians are required to assimilate, critically evaluate, and extrapolate information to support appropriate use of biosimilars across indications. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to systematically collate all published data in order to assess the weight (quantity and quality) of available evidence for each molecule and inform and support healthcare decision-making in chronic inflammatory diseases. METHODS: MEDLINE(®), EMBASE(®), and ISI Web of Science(®) were searched to September 2015...
December 2016: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885460/contraceptive-considerations-for-women-with-gastrointestinal-disorders
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REVIEW
Aparna Sridhar, Carrie A Cwiak, Andrew M Kaunitz, Rebecca H Allen
Gastroenterologists are in a unique position to assist women with chronic gastrointestinal disorders in order to optimize their health prior to pregnancy. Women, whether with chronic conditions or not, and their infants are more likely to be healthy when pregnancies are planned. Achieving a planned pregnancy at the ideal time or preventing pregnancy altogether requires the use of appropriate contraceptives. There is a broad range of contraceptives available to women in the USA, and the majority of women with digestive diseases will be candidates for all effective methods...
November 24, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881284/perceived-risks-contra-benefits-of-using-biosimilar-drugs-in-ulcerative-colitis-discrete-choice-experiment-among-gastroenterologists
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Petra Baji, László Gulácsi, Petra A Golovics, Barbara D Lovász, Márta Péntek, Valentin Brodszky, Fanni Rencz, Péter L Lakatos
BACKGROUND: In middle-income countries, access to biological therapy is limited in ulcerative colitis in terms of the number of patients and the length of therapy. Because of their cost advantages, biosimilars have the potential to improve access to therapy, but physicians have concerns toward their use because of the lack of evidence from randomized clinical trials. OBJECTIVES: To explore the preferences of gastroenterologists for biosimilar drugs in ulcerative colitis as well as to compare our results with results of previous studies on gastroenterologists' preferences toward biosimilars...
September 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880965/-update-in-pediatric-endoscopy
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Dagmar G Schreiber-Dietrich, Michael Hocke, Uwe Gottschalk, Peter Meier, Christoph F Dietrich
Pediatric endoscopy is a good example of a multidiscipliniary approach. In many, but not all hospitals, endoscopy in pediatric patients is performed by conventional gastroenterologists and only in some centers by pediatric gastroenterologists. This is due to the fact that not as many pediatric gastroenterologists are available. Some of the centers are very experienced. There is only limited literature on pediatric endoscopy available. Therefore, an update may be relevant for both the adult and pediatric gastroenterologists...
November 23, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878583/imaging-button-battery-ingestions-and-insertions-in-children-a-15-year-single-center-review
#18
Brian S Pugmire, Tom K Lin, Scott Pentiuk, Alessandro de Alarcon, Catherine K Hart, Andrew T Trout
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown an increase in morbidity associated with button battery ingestions in children. OBJECTIVE: To perform a comprehensive, imaging-focused review of all patients with confirmed button battery ingestions/insertions imaged at our institution in the last 15 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiology reports from Jan. 1, 2000, to July 12, 2015, were searched for the terms "battery" and "batteries." Confirmed cases of battery ingestion/insertion for which images were available were reviewed...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876446/gastrostomy-tube-placement-is-safe-in-advanced-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#19
Manisha Kak, Naoum P Issa, Raymond P Roos, Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, Ori Gottlieb, Amy Guralnick, Steven R White, Carol E Semrad, Betty Soliven, Joumana Baroody, Kourosh Rezania
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and effect on survival of insertion of a gastrostomy tube (G-tube) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who have upright forced vital capacity (uFVC) ≤ 50% predicted. Current guidelines, which are based on higher rates of post-procedure complications in ALS patients with advanced respiratory dysfunction, have led to a recommendation to perform G-tube insertion before the FVC drops to <50% predicted, even when the patient has no significant dysphagia...
November 23, 2016: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871069/rate-and-predictors-of-interval-esophageal-and-gastric-cancers-after-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-in-the-united-states
#20
Yize R Wang, Edward V Loftus, Thomas A Judge, Steven R Peikin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In the United States, little is known about the rates of interval upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer (possibly missed out) after an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is performed. Data from non-US studies reported interval cancer rates of 7-26%. We aimed to study the rate and predictors of interval upper GI cancers in the United States. METHODS: Using the random 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare linked database, we identified patients diagnosed with esophageal or gastric cancer during 2000-2007...
November 22, 2016: Digestion
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